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Medisys Travel Health Alert: Tick Safety

Ticks are small biting creatures that can range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a match head! Ticks are found throughout the world and can transmit a number of viral and bacterial infections from relatively minor, to very serious. For example, African tick bite fever, which is caused by a […]

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Feeling Moody? Drink More Water!

We all know that we need to drink water, especially in the hot summer months, but why is water so important and what happens to our bodies if we don’t get enough? As a rule of thumb, most dietitians advise women to drink a minimum of two litres of water per day and men to drink three […]

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Sleep Deprivation: As Damaging To Brain Health As Binge Drinking?

In our January issue we talked about the eight proactive things you could do to improve brain health and ward off cognitive decline – at the top of the list were sleep and exercise.  If you are like many Canadians, you’re getting less than six hours of sleep per night. The cumulative health consequences of […]

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Away on business? How to stay healthy when eating out for every meal.

Staying healthy while travelling can be tough. Medisys Registered Dietitian Jessica Tong has prepared three sample meal plans to help you stay within a 2,000 Calorie a day budget when you are eating out for every meal.

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Substitutions to your takeout lunch order that will save you thousands of calories

Did you know that eating an excess of just 150 Calories a day can lead to 15 pounds a year of weight gain? Read the Medisys takeout lunch guide to find out how your lunch order stacks up. Looking for more health tips? Sign up for our newsletter here! As a bonus, listen to an […]

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Healthy workday lunch tips

Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging when you don’t have access to a kitchen, like when you are at the office or travelling on business. When it comes to healthy workdays – it’s wise to bring what you can from home! Stock your desk drawer and the office fridge with healthy snacks and lunches […]

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Calin Rovinescu on the successful turnaround of Air Canada

Since he was appointed CEO in 2009, Air Canada’s share price has risen over 1600%. Calin describes lessons learned on disruption, prioritization, and shifting an employee culture. “Investing in the health and wellbeing of our leaders is something I see as business critical.  Medisys empowers you to make your health a priority, so you can […]

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Meet Dr. Rola Masri, Medisys Vancouver

Dr. Rola Masri is an executive and occupational health physician based out of the Medisys Vancouver office. She is also a Medical Review Officer and Immigration Medical specialist. Dr. Masri is on our physician panel for immigration, refugee, and Canadian citizenship medical evaluations. Dr. Masri graduated from the American University of Beirut medical school in […]

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Meet Dr. Botha, Medisys Calgary

Dr. Lachelle Botha is a Family Physician with Medisys in Calgary. Botha was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa, where she completed her medical training at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal. She practised both rural and urban medicine in South Africa, in addition to completing residency […]

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Meet Dr. Kathee Andrews

Dr. Andrews has been a family physician for more than 25 years, she practices preventive medicine at the Medisys clinic in Toronto. Dr. Andrews joined the Medisys team in 2007 because of her passion for preventative health and strong belief in the importance of mind and body wellness. Dr.  Andrews studied nutrition before entering medical […]

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Meet Dr. Ali Tausif, Medisys

Dr. Tausif started his medical career in General Surgery in the UK. He then switched to family medicine and completed his family medicine training in Chesterfield under the East Midlands Deanery, England, and obtained his MRCGP degree from the Royal College of General Practitioners in London. Ali also holds a Diploma in Diabetes from the […]

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Meet Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Travel Health, Medisys Toronto

Dr. Jay Keystone graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School, he studied internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center and studied tropical medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Jay has worked in Africa, India and South America. Currently, he is a staff physician at the Tropical Disease Unit […]

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Meet Dr. Morris Gordon, Medisys Vancouver

Dr. Morris Gordon was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, and graduated from the University of British Columbia Medical School in 1977. He practiced emergency medicine from 1978 through 2007, and ran a busy family practice from 1984-2017. Dr. Gordon has always taken a preventive approach to health with his patients, and joined the Medisys […]

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Meet Cindy Da Costa, Registered Nurse, Medisys Montréal

Cindy graduated in nursing from the Cégep Bois-de-Boulogne in 2012 and started her career as a nurse in a cosmetic surgery practice. Cindy subsequently became a pediatric nurse in a hospital setting and came to Medisys full time where she is a nurse specialist both in pediatrics and dermatology. Cindy has a lot of experience […]

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Vaginal atrophy affects more than 2 million Canadian women but intimacy does not need to be sacrificed.

Vaginal atrophy (VA) is a common, but treatable condition, affecting post-menopausal women. VA is where the vaginal walls become thin, fragile and inflamed due to the reduction of estrogen that naturally occurs during menopause. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include: burning, itching, dryness, irritation and painful intercourse. According to a recent study, not only is VA causing […]

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Men’s Sexual Health – What is Considered Normal?

An interview with Dr. Nathan Thakur, Medical Director with Copeman Healthcare, a member of the Medisys Health Group.   Q: So up until about 10-15 years ago, men’s health was a bit of a “taboo” subject. How are you finding it now? A: We definitely get a lot more patients who are freer with this […]

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How Weight Gain May Impact Sex Drive

Research suggests that being overweight can impact your libido. According to a study from Duke University, up to 30% of obese people seeking help controlling their weight indicated problems with sex drive, desire, performance, or all three. These issues can be traced to physical conditions that co-exist with obesity. Men who are overweight are more […]

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Libido Boosting Recipe: Ahi Tuna Poke

Ahi Tuna Poke Ingredients Rice: 1/2 cup cooked jasmine rice (cooked and cooled, or use leftover rice) 1 tablespoon furikake seasoning 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon salt   Marinated Tuna Poke: 6 oz fresh ahi tuna 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon furikake seasoning […]

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How processed foods may lead to “food addiction” and obesity

  • May 04, 2017
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    Dr. Farrell Cahill is a recognized leader in the field of obesity, diabetes, and exercise physiology in Canada.  Through his expertise in genetics, endocrinology, and human physiology, Dr. Cahill explores the aetiology and management of both obesity and diabetes to improve occupational health and performance.

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Accumulating evidence has documented neurobiological and behavioural similarities between compulsive overeating and psychoactive drug dependence. Obesity and being overweight are the fifth leading cause of global death1 and the second most preventable cause of death in the United Stated and Canada2. Weight gain in the general population is complicated. Being overweight or obese is usually the […]

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New Malaria vaccine could save tens of thousands of children

  • May 03, 2017
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    Dr. Jay Keystone C.M. is the Director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a world-renowned travel physician and an expert in tropical and infectious disease. In 2015, his work earned him to be recipient of the Order of Canada.

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Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Travel Health, comments on malaria vaccine report and its relevance to travellers. The World Health Organization announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will be the three countries selected to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, the pilot will begin next year.  More than 200 million people are infected with malaria […]

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The ROI Of Wellness

  • April 22, 2017
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    Dr. Farrell Cahill is a recognized leader in the field of obesity, diabetes, and exercise physiology in Canada.  Through his expertise in genetics, endocrinology, and human physiology, Dr. Cahill explores the aetiology and management of both obesity and diabetes to improve occupational health and performance.  Along with 16 years of research experience, Dr. Cahill has published 26 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and presented 45 abstracts at national and international conferences.  Dr. Cahill holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Kinesiology and a PhD in Medicine.

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Optimize the returns of your wellness investment The popularity of workplace wellness programs has skyrocketed in recent years, the larger the organization, the more likely they are to offer corporate wellness programming. The Society for Human Resource Management reported that in 2015 80% of employers offered some level of preventative health services and/or information to […]

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Protecting against skin cancer year round

While the rate of new cancer cases and death rates for many types of cancers are going down, Melanoma or –skin cancer- is on the rise. It is the most common cancer in Canada affecting one in five people today. A tan, especially among young people, is associated with attractiveness and looking healthy, but there […]

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VIVIEN BROWN, MD Vice President Medical Affairs Medisys Health Group

A lifetime of prevention: Dr. Vivien Brown on women’s health, and why you should never be too busy for yourself.

Dr. Vivien Brown has been a family physician in Toronto for more than 35 years, and is the Vice President for Medical Affairs of Medisys Corporate Health, a national network of medical clinics dedicated to preventive health care. “No matter who I see, no matter what age group, when we’re talking about preventive health, women […]

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Want younger looking skin? Exercise!

With the winter weather often comes less physical activity, less engagement in outdoor leisure activities, increased stress, and (in case that wasn’t enough) dry or dull-looking skin. There are many ways to improve the look of our skin: regular gentle exfoliation, moisturizer, drinking enough water, good quality sleep, not smoking, and eating a healthy, balanced […]

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Spicy Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Pure dark chocolate is rich in flavanols (plant compounds with antioxidant properties) which can help hydrate the skin and improve circulation. This dessert is courtesy of the Aztecs, the people who invented the “xocoatl”, a hot chocolatey beverage to which they added chili and other spices. In addition, it contains beneficial plant-based omega-3 fats. Preparation […]

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Rosacea: symptoms, causes, and prevention

Did you know that nearly 3.6 million Canadians suffer from rosacea? Rosacea is a common condition in both men and women and is often under-diagnosed. This chronic inflammatory dermatitis causes significant discomfort for those who suffer from it, and is commonly mistakenly associated with alcoholism. People who suffer from rosacea are impacted both physically and […]

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Watermelon Cake In Canada

Celebrate your next special occasion with the Medisys free-of-refined-sugar watermelon birthday “cake” and see just how sweet sugar-free living can be! For the cake base, simply remove the rind from a watermelon and slice around the edges to create a rind-less circle ready to be lathered with icing. The base for the “icing” is plain […]

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Calcium Supplements May Damage the Heart

We all know how important it is to eat a balanced diet full of nutrient-rich foods, but in this fast-paced world many of us find it hard to do. That’s where supplements come into play. Canadians are huge buyers of supplements, spending an estimated $374 million a year. Supplements, in moderation, can certainly play an […]

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Mexican Yogurt Dip

Think you are too young to worry about bone health? Think again. After age 30, our bone density begins to decrease. Adequate calcium is from food – and weight bearing exercise – are essential for healthy bones and most adults aren’t getting enough of either. The best sources of calcium are dairy, almonds, dark green […]

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Tri Fit Acquired By Preventive Health Leader Medisys Health Group

MONTREAL, Québec, January 26, 2017 – Medisys Health Group Inc. (“Medisys”) Canada’s only national provider of preventive and executive health services, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Tri Fit Incorporated (“Tri Fit”) accelerating Medisys’ pathway into a leadership position in Canadian corporate wellness. “The addition of Tri Fit into the Medisys Corporate […]

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Pomegranate Chocolate Freezer Cookies

These delectable three ingredient “cookies” are so easy to make that you barely need a recipe! Forget the dried cranberries this winter, they are full of SUGAR – pomegranates are a superfood with a high antioxidant content, fabulous flavour, fibre and colour! Fresh pomegranate seeds make a great addition to a variety of foods from green […]

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Make 2017 the year you banish refined foods

Why you should stop eating refined foods Foods such as white bread, white rice, breakfast cereals, and many snack foods, are often the product of a process called refining. In refining a grain, the bran and the germ portions on the outside are removed. This is done to produce a desired texture or to extend the freshness […]

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Medisys Physical Activity Guide

Exercise falls into 3 basic groups: 1. Cardio/Endurance: Rhythmic activities such as walking, running, swimming, cross-country skiing, skating and aerobics all increase your heart rate. Like any muscle, the heart gets stronger. This type of activity also pumps more oxygen and blood throughout your body, increasing your energy and burning calories to help you maintain […]

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Why increased physical activity should be on your new year’s resolution list

Our bodies were designed to be active. Physical activity promotes a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, a healthy brain, strong bones and the muscular strength and flexibility to be able to do physical tasks without pain or injury. In today’s sedentary society, people spend a great deal of time behind desks, in cars, and in […]

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8 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Brain

The prevalence of dementia and cognitive failure is rising at alarming rates around the globe. In 2016, 564,000 Canadians were living with dementia according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada; this number is projected to grow to 937,000 within 15 years. Modern research has demonstrated that brain function can continue to be strengthened throughout our lifespan […]

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Why you should drink less

Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that has a depressant effect and it can be addictive. Short term effects of alcohol include intoxication, dehydration, and poisoning if consumed in enough quantity. In excessive quantities, alcohol is capable of damaging many organs and important body systems. Long term effects include changes to liver metabolism, addiction, damage to the […]

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Alcohol-Free Eggnog

Ingredients: 2 cups skim milk, almond, cashew milk, coconut milk or mixed dairy and non-dairy milk to taste 3 egg whites 1/4 cup honey or agave syrup to taste 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cinnamon How to Prepare: Place all ingredients into a food processor until smooth (or blend in a […]

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Preventive Health Saves Lives

Preventive Health Saves Lives Evaluating the value of preventive health and what your proactive strategy should be. Read more below:   http://www.personalhealthnews.ca/prevention-and-treatment/preventive-health-saves-lives

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Is Zika taking a bite out of your travel plans this winter?

  • November 04, 2016
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    Dr. Jay Keystone C.M. is the Director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a world-renowned travel physician and an expert in tropical and infectious disease. In 2015, his work earned him to be recipient of the Order of Canada.

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Looking for personalized travel health advice? Enter your information below and a representative will contact you soon. Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Travel Health at Medisys, answers your burning questions about Zika and travelling south of the border this winter. Q: Is there a risk of contracting Zika in Florida? A: Yes, there is a risk of […]

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What you need to know this flu season

Why you and everyone around you needs to be protected.  The flu vaccine does not prevent every episode of influenza BUT, it can help reduce the severity of the symptoms and prevent flu-related complications.  Influenza and its complications such as pneumonia is the 6th leading cause of death in Canada and often a life-ending episode […]

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What is the quadrivalent influenza vaccine?

Until recently, seasonal influenza vaccines were designed to protect against three different influenza viruses, and so were referred to as trivalent influenza vaccines. The seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine protects against two influenza A viruses and one influenza B virus. However, there are two different types of influenza B viruses that can circulate in a given […]

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Being active is a predictor of healthy aging

We don’t just want to live longer; we want to live as healthy, active adults. No one is anxious to be that person, lost in a long-term-care facility, with little independence. So how do you achieve both a long life and a healthy one? You’ve read a bit about the importance of exercise. Indeed, exercise […]

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Is sitting the new smoking?

  • September 13, 2016
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    Dr. Irvine is the co-founder of Totum Life Science which has opened a new site at Medisys Bay St. Clinic, 333 Bay St. 15th Floor, Toronto Ontario. Stacy is also a Senior Exercise and Lifestyle  Advisor at Medisys Executive Health. Through her work as a chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Irvine’s clientele ranges  from beginners, just starting out on an exercise program, to elite and  professional athletes, looking for advanced rehabilitation and training program strategies.

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Canadians come from a “Sitting Culture”. Improving health and heart disease prevention with regular exercise is core to the Medisys philosophy as a preventive health provider. Our society has evolved from hunter/gatherer to agrarian to one that is now technological in nature and which involves less and less physical activity.  “Screen time” is beginning to […]

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How much water should you drink each day?

  • September 04, 2016
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    Copyright © Leslie Beck, 2016.

    Leslie Beck, Registered Dietitian, is the best-selling author of 12 books on nutrition and health, writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, and is a regular contributor to CTV News. Based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto, Leslie offers one-on-one diet coaching, personalized meal plans and evidence-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements. www.lesliebeck.com

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How much water do you need to drink each day? What seems like a simple question doesn’t have a straightforward answer. While many experts recommend eight or more glasses a day, others contend you need to drink water only when thirsty. In truth, how much water you need depends on your age, your health, how […]

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Is Exercise The Secret To Longevity

Olga Kotelko, a resident of West Vancouver, lived until her mid-90s, throwing a javelin and competing in senior’s track and field events. Was her longevity a result of regular physical  activity? Let’s explore what research says about our physical body, exercise and aging. Why should we start or continue exercise at the age of 65 or older? […]

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This Father’s Day, let us reflect on men’s health

  • June 15, 2016
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    Dr. David A. Delaney, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP

    Dr. David Delaney is a Family Physician who was born and raised in Quebec City. He is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and he completed his residency in the Family Medicine Department of St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Delaney is Board Certified in Family Medicine in both Canada and the United States. He is a Fellow in Family Medicine with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

    Dr. Delaney has been practicing medicine since 1996 in Canada as well as the United States. He provides high quality Evidence Based Medicine with an emphasis on Preventive Care. His areas of interest include the care and management of complex medical conditions, adolescent medicine and sports medicine. He has extensive experience working in private practice, caring for his patients in both the community and hospital settings, including the intensive care unit.

    In addition to his private practice experience, he was the team physician for Concordia University’s women’s hockey team in Montreal and Castleton State College’s men’s hockey team in Vermont. Prior to joining Medisys, Dr. Delaney practiced in Las Vegas, Nevada with United Healthcare.

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Understanding one’s risks for certain types of common diseases, and how one’s personal habits and lifestyle choices can help prevent some of these medical conditions constitutes a wise first step along the path of healthy living. With Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week around the corner, this is a good time to reflect on men’s […]

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Manage your weight with an active lifestyle

It’s no secret that physical activity and exercise does our body good. But did you know physical inactivity or sedentary behaviour has its own set of negative consequences? Sedentary people are more likely to carry excess fat mass and have difficulty maintaining a healthy body weight. These harmful consequences can lead to an increased risk of […]

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Healthy Aging: Why genes from our mothers are not enough

  • May 06, 2016
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    Dr. Vivien Brown is Vice-President, Medical Affairs and a recognized leader in her field as an outstanding family physician and a pioneer in raising awareness for women’s health issues on a national and international scale. She was awarded Family Physician of the Year Award 2012 by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Dr. Brown is responsible for creating and leading a strategic initiative on promoting women’s health at Medisys.

    Dr. Brown’s community work and affiliations on numerous bodies related to the health care of Canadians brings valuable insights and leadership including an appointment to the Faculty Advisory Board of McGill Medical School and as President of the Federation of Medical Women in Canada (FWMC). Dr. Brown also represents family physicians on the board of Immunize Canada, and best practices in the public sphere have been integrated into our Medisys programs.

    Dr. Brown is responsible for our corporate support of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI), a not for profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness as well as increasing research on women’s brain health.

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It’s that time of year when we think of our mothers and reflect upon the gift of life we’ve been given. Indeed, it is the very reason we are on this earth. What makes us unique and one of a kind is in our genes or genetic make up. It is why family members look alike.  It […]

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Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, shares 10 tips for staying healthy at resorts

  • March 15, 2016
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    Dr. Jay Keystone C.M. is the Director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a world-renowned travel physician and an expert in tropical and infectious disease. In 2015, his work earned him to be recipient of the Order of Canada.

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Basic hygiene and simple preparations can help you make the most of your holiday Canadians love the Caribbean: They made almost 3.5 million visits to Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas in 2014, the most recent year for which Statistics Canada data is available. Still, even luxury resorts can carry a few common […]

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Dr. Vivien Brown, Vice-President Medical Affairs, explains Medisys’ position on three health topics

  • March 15, 2016
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    Dr. Vivien Brown is Vice-President, Medical Affairs and a recognized leader in her field as an outstanding family physician and a pioneer in raising awareness for women’s health issues on a national and international scale. She was awarded Family Physician of the Year Award 2012 by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Dr. Brown is responsible for creating and leading a strategic initiative on promoting women’s health at Medisys.

    Dr. Brown’s community work and affiliations on numerous bodies related to the health care of Canadians brings valuable insights and leadership including an appointment to the Faculty Advisory Board of McGill Medical School and as President of the Federation of Medical Women in Canada (FWMC). Dr. Brown also represents family physicians on the board of Immunize Canada, and best practices in the public sphere have been integrated into our Medisys programs.

    Dr. Brown is responsible for our corporate support of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI), a not for profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness as well as increasing research on women’s brain health.

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However you define your relationship with us, we want to be open, supportive and have clear communication with you.  With this in mind, we thought it was important to address some of the current medical controversies that have been making the news recently: PSA tests barely reduce the rates of prostate cancer mortality (March 1, […]

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Director of Medisys Travel Clinic provides information about the Zika virus

Dr. Jay Keystone, Director of Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, provides information about the Zika virus

  • March 15, 2016
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    Dr. Jay Keystone C.M. is the Director of the Medisys Travel Clinic in Toronto, a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a world-renowned travel physician and an expert in tropical and infectious disease. In 2015, his work earned him to be recipient of the Order of Canada.

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Background: Zika virus is a flavivirus related to yellow fever, West Nile virus, dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis. It was first discovered in a rhesus monkey in the Zika forest of Uganda in 1947. Until recently, outbreaks have been concentrated in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus transmitted primarily by […]

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Valentine’s Day: Straight From The Heart

  • February 03, 2016
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    Dr. Vivien Brown is Vice-President, Medical Affairs and a recognized leader in her field as an outstanding family physician and a pioneer in raising awareness for women’s health issues on a national and international scale. She was awarded Family Physician of the Year Award 2012 by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Dr. Brown is responsible for creating and leading a strategic initiative on promoting women’s health at Medisys.

    Dr. Brown’s community work and affiliations on numerous bodies related to the health care of Canadians brings valuable insights and leadership including an appointment to the Faculty Advisory Board of McGill Medical School and as President of the Federation of Medical Women in Canada (FWMC). Dr. Brown also represents family physicians on the board of Immunize Canada, and best practices in the public sphere have been integrated into our Medisys programs.

    Dr. Brown is responsible for our corporate support of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI), a not for profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness as well as increasing research on women’s brain health.

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Valentine’s Day as we know is a time to acknowledge your loved ones, showing your appreciation and yes, love. But I would suggest the most important thing you can do for those you care the most about, is take care of yourself and your loved ones. For taking care of yourself means you will be there, healthy and strong to […]

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How Hard Should You Exercise For A Healthy Heart?

  • February 03, 2016
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    Hedieh Hafizi, Kinesiologist

    Hedieh Hafizi is a clinical exercise specialist with seven years of experience and a number of certifications in Health and Fitness. She completed an internship at the Healthy Heart program at St. Paul’s Hospital and was further certified as an Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine.

    She obtained her Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Masters of Science degree in cardiac rehabilitation from the University of British Columbia.

    Hedieh is qualified to deliver a variety of exercise assessments, rehabilitation, risk factor identification and lifestyle management services to individuals with or at risk for cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic diseases.

    She is committed to helping clients make healthier lifestyle choices, meet their fitness goals and assist them in their recovery from injuries and chronic conditions.

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The fitness centres and gyms fill up this time of the year with folks eager to meet their New Year goals. Many of you might jump into exercise without considering your existing fitness status, medical issues, medication side effects and how intensely you should be exercising. When you exercise, your heart beats faster to meet the demand for […]

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Exercise For A Healthy Immune System

  • January 11, 2016
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    Stephanie Schlaak is a Certified Exercise Specialist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta in 2008. She obtained her ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist® certification the same year. Stephanie started her career in cardiac rehabilitation, performing fitness tests and counseling patients to minimize their risk factors, improve their level of fitness, and help achieve a healthy lifestyle. She has experience working with clients in group settings and one-on-one to counsel and educate them on exercise programs, adherence to exercise, and progression through their program.

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Do you ever feel like you are constantly trying to get over a cold? Aging, smoking, mental stress, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep have all been shown to impair the immune system. Although this is an area of growing research, exercise can be a great way to keep your immune system strong. Introduce moderate […]

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Re-Inspire Your Resolutions

For many of us, this time of year marks both the start and the end of our New Year’s resolutions. Often just the word “resolutions” conjures up images of past challenges so we prefer to use the word “decisions”. Once we have made our decisions, how do we set ourselves up for success? The following […]

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Pneumonia and pneumonia deaths are increasing in Canada. How can you protect you and your family.

Since it’s the season to talk about immunization and flu shots, I thought I would also write about adult pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and needlessly affects millions of people worldwide each year that can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages. Common signs of pneumonia can include cough, fever, and trouble breathing. […]

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It’s that time again: Practical tips for the cold & flu season

  • November 25, 2015
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    Trish Stolle is a graduate of the Master of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner program at UBC and was Copeman Healthcare’s first Family Nurse Practitioner. Trish began her career in nursing following an honours degree (BScN) from the University of Western Ontario.  Her first introduction to pediatrics was working in the oncology and medical/surgery wards of the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario – an experience that revealed her two greatest passions; caring for children and teaching nursing. Her love for teaching was inspired by precepting students on pediatric rotations from her alma mater, UWO.

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As fall begins, we start to see the leaves change, the temperatures drop and the number of coughs and runny noses begin to climb. And it’s not the chilly weather that causes more illnesses, but our tendency to congregate indoors – making virus transmission easier. In order to help you deal with the months ahead, […]

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Is Swimming The Ultimate Exercise?

  • October 27, 2015
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    Les Jickling is the Senior Director, Marketing and Communications for Copeman Healthcare. He brings with him 21 years of experience in marketing, communications, product management and business development having worked for companies in the technology, biotechnology and healthcare sectors. He holds a BA in Political Science, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and his healthcare interests are prevention, nutrition and exercise.

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Consider the multiple beneftis of aquatic exercise Many people will never enjoy the feeling of cold water, the thought of holding their breath beneath the surface  or the stench of chlorine — but consider—could swimming be the ultimate exercise? The following report card on swimming shows that unlike other cardiovascular exercises, swimming offers benefits beyond […]

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Help Eliminate Cervical Cancer in Canada

PAP TESTS HELP SAVE LIVES Every year there are 400,000 Canadian women who receive news that their Pap test results are not normal. The voice of women physicians, The Federation of Medical Women of Canada wants to change that. This month they are launching an awareness campaign aimed at physicians to urge their female patients […]

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Antibiotics aren’t always the answer. Let a viral cold run it’s course.

It’s that time of year again—when colds, flu, bronchitis, sore throats and many sinus and ear infections start to surface at home, school and our workplaces. The tendency when someone gets sick these days is to presume they will need an antibiotic to get better. The facts are that taking antibiotics for colds and other […]

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Adult pneumococcal immunization – white paper

Only 16.7% of Canadian adults (18 to 64 years of age) with chronic medical conditions are immunized against Streptococcus pneumoniae. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has recently updated its guidelines about adults who qualify for immunization. The burden of disease in Canada from pneumococcal disease is increasing dramatically. Approximately 1500 Canadian adults die each year […]

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Genetic Risk and Alzheimer’s Disease: Should You Worry?

Alzheimer’s Disease is now so common that almost all of us have experienced a family member slowly succumb to the condition. Could this also happen to you? Alzheimer’s Disease or Normal Aging? Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common of all dementia. It is a devastating, slowly progressive brain disease characterized by severe memory loss. There […]

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Why sitting is the new smoking. Too much sitting can kill you!

Most of us sit too much. If you find you’re sitting too much try a standing desk –many are adjustable. EVEN IF YOU EXERCISE. How many hours a day do you sit? How many hours a day on average do you think most people sit? Would it surprise you to learn that most people sit […]

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More Choices Available for Long Acting Birth Control – New Intrauterine System – IUS – Advances the IUD concept

Perhaps you may remember the IUD or the Copper T that was first introduced in the 1980’s.  Now there’s a new birth control device called IUS or Intrauterine System.  Like the IUD (Intrauterine Device) it’s placed in the uterus and made of soft flexible plastic in the shape of a T, only its smaller than […]

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Skin Cancer In Canada Is On The Rise

How to protect yourself from the most common cancer in Canada While the rate of new cancer cases and death rates for many types of cancers are going down, Melanoma or –skin cancer- is on the rise.   It is the most common cancer in Canada affecting one in five people today. A tan especially […]

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Making A Wellness Plan Part of Your Foundation For Healthy Living & Aging

Writing down your goals will help you get there! Are you someone who plans your next career move?  Or does your company require a work plan from you or your team? Planning is an essential part of our everyday lives and yet, its likely that many of us are better at planning our work and […]

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Kale Chips

2 servings ½ recipe = 136 calories, 20g carbs, 5g fat, 9g protein, 0g sugar, 583mg sodium Ingredients 1 large bunch kale, leaves ripped off the stem ¼-1/3 cup nutritional yeast 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp salt Directions 1.   Pre-heat oven to 425 F. 2.   Line a baking […]

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Fighting Allergies

With the arrival of good weather a few weeks ago, trees began pollinating in earnest. This process causes many people to experience a variety of symptoms such as a runny or blocked nose, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes and puffy eyelids. If you feel the onset of any of these, chances are you have an allergy. The most common allergens are: […]

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Sun Protection From The Inside Out

Most of us are familiar with the guidelines for sensible tanning: no prolonged exposure, no exposure during the hottest parts of the day, and no exposure without sunscreen. However, you can help your skin resist the harmful effects of the sun by preparing and protecting it another way. How? By changing your diet. Starting now and for the rest of […]

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Overcoming 6 common barriers to healthy lifestyle change

It is now April and January 1st has come and gone. If you’re like most people, your New Year’s resolutions came and went with it. Our best intentions to quit smoking, lose weight, or exercise often fall by the wayside by the time February hits. If resolutions about our health are the most important changes we could […]

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Reboot your exercise routine: 5 easy tips to meet your fitness goals

  • April 20, 2015
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    Lisa Kirk is the Director, Clinical Service Integration and a clinical exercise specialist at the Copeman Healthcare Centre in Calgary. Lisa obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta. She com­pleted an internship at the Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary and was further certified as a clinical exercise specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Is your resolution for 2015 to finally reach your health and fitness goals? It’s not as daunting as it may seem. Follow these five easy tips to get the most out of your workout: Move longer than the recommended 30 minutes Take the stairs, park farther away, and take your dog on longer walks. Use […]

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Life Lessons from Smart Women: 8 Steps You Can Take To Protect Your Brain

I recently had the honour of speaking about Healthy Aging and Women’s Brain Health at an event sponsored by the Women’s Brain Health Initiative in Toronto. The panelists were successful professional women who face both the challenges of demanding careers and managing life on the home front, busy with children, partners or aging parents. The […]

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Angelina Jolie Speaks on Elective Surgery and Reducing Cancer Risk

In a candid Op-Ed piece published in the New York Times on March 24, 2015, Angelina Jolie describes her decision to have surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes in order to prevent cancer. Ms. Jolie is a carrier of a rare genetic alteration in a gene called BRCA1, which greatly increases a woman’s […]

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Why A Company Health and Wellness Plan is Good for Employees and Your Bottom Line

  In today’s times, it’s astonishing to learn that a whopping 5 million Canadians do not have a family physician. It’s even more alarming when you learn that nine out of ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. (smoking, high alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high […]

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Nutrition Month – Eating Well When Not at Home

Boosting your energy This year’s Nutrition Month campaign focuses on eating well away from home, whether at work or on the road. This article contains strategies for eating well to maximize energy, fine-tune concentration, and retain memory throughout your workday. Here are four tips to help keep you at your optimal performance level throughout the […]

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You Might Want To Reconsider What You Put In Your Coffee!

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science released a study stating that artificial sweeteners might trigger high blood-sugar levels. These sweeteners are promoted as aiding weight loss and preventing diabetes – but they actually may have the opposite effect. Recently published in the journal Nature, the study led by Weizmann researchers Dr. Eran Elinav of […]

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New Insights on Combating Rosacea

  • January 22, 2015
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    Dr. Cathy Harvey received her medical degree in 1982 from the University of British Columbia along with the Hamber Gold Medal for the highest cumulative standing that year. During almost 25years of family practice, Dr. Harvey has served as a medical advisor for theWorkers Compensation Board, a sessional physician for Planned Parenthood and as a member of important collaboratives in chronic disease management and mental health for the Vancouver Coast Health Authority. She has taught Clinical Skills at the University of British Columbia Medical School and has served as a ward supervisor and preceptor for family practice residents and medical students.

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While a subtle, rosy glow to the cheeks lights up a face and reflects good health and inner radiance, the persistent ruddiness experienced by over 2 million Canadians with chronic rosacea is not the glow they’re looking for. The good news is that while there is no cure, there are new developments in treatment for this chronic skin condition. Typically affecting fair-skinned […]

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Cancer Prevention

The Medisys team is proud to help you achieve your health objectives. In order to support your initiatives and keep you informed, we have written a series of short health capsules. You will occasionally receive reliable information that will help you make the right choices and adopt healthy lifestyle habits.   In Canada, more than […]

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Achieving Healthy Self-Esteem

  • January 22, 2015
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    Richelle Mottosky is a Registered Clinical Psychologist practicing at Copeman
    Healthcare Centre, part of the Medisys group, in Calgary. Richelle has over 14years of experience in the helping profession. She provides counselling to individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties including life transition, life stage issues, grief, stress, anxiety and depression.

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In a culture obsessed with brands, aesthetics, image and general perfection, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to feel good about ourselves. Perhaps that’s why our internal chatter, or the way in which we speak to ourselves, often includes such harsh self criticism. Genetically speaking, we can’t do much to change our height, body type, or skin conditions.While we can make healthy food choices, work out, […]

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A Complete Guide to Sunscreen and Sun Protection for Healthy Summer Skin

  • January 22, 2015
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    Amra Dizdarevic is a Family Health Nurse Practitioner at Copeman Healthcare Centre, part of the Medisys group, inVancouver. Amra graduated from UBC with a
    Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology & Genetics, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining Copeman Healthcare, part of the Medisys group, Amra worked in a variety of primary care roles including women’s health, pediatrics, chronic disease management and travel medicine & vaccination.

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Everyone looks forward to the warm summer sun and the outdoor sports and activities that accompany it. While the UV radiation from the sun provides us with many benefits, there are important risks to keep in mind with overexposure. UV radiation reaches the earth from the sun in the form of UVB and UVA rays. UVB radiation plays a […]

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Hearty Barley Mushroom Soup

Barley, an often underused grain, is the key ingredient to this recipe! Although quick and easy to prepare, this soup is loaded with nutrition and will keep you full until your next meal. The thyme against the mushrooms provides a delicious earthy flavour that you are bound to enjoy. If you are following a gluten-free […]

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Staying Healthy and Vital over 65

Research shows that people are living longer. Today a man who is currently 65 can expect to live another 17.4 years, a woman, 20.8 years*. Whether you are edging towards sixty-five or beyond or have parents that are aging, modifying risks will increase your chances of staying healthy and vital as you age. We know […]

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Let the Sunshine in – But Know Your Limits

  • January 14, 2015
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    Dr. Levesque is an energetic and accomplished physician. Prior to becoming a physician she trained as a lawyer and practised in the areas of criminal, commercial and healthcare law. Dr. Levesque has won many honours and awards, speaks 5 languages and has traveled extensively throughout the world. She enjoys continually challenging herself as evidenced by several Andean summits over 5,000 metres. In her leisure time she enjoys staying active with adventure races, running and particularly competitive cycling where she has trained and raced extensively in Europe.

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We’ve all done it. Whether basking in the rays on a park bench, lounging on the shores of a Caribbean beach, or feeling the sun’s warmth on our bare legs for the first time after a long winter, there’s no doubt that sunlight makes us feel good. As the source of a number of important […]

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Keep Your Memory and Cognition Sharp with Brain Fitness

  • January 14, 2015
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    Dr. Shawnda Lanting received a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Saskatch­ewan. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical residency in neuropsychology at British Colum­bia Mental Health and Addictions Services and her two year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsy­chology at the University of British Columbia and Copeman Healthcare Centre.

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To optimize your memory and thinking skills as you age, it’s important to exercise both your body and your brain. Studies suggest that engaging in mentally stimulating leisure activities during middle and late adulthood helps your brain build cognitive reserve, which acts as a buffer against the wear and tear of aging. Building these cognitive […]

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The Non-Smoker’s Guide to Lung Cancer: How to Protect Yourself from the Invisible Killer

  • January 14, 2015
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    Dr. Cathy Harvey received her medical degree in 1982 from the University of British Columbia along with the Hamber Gold Medal for the high­est cumulative standing that year. During almost 25 years of family practice, Dr. Harvey has served as a medical advisor for the Workers Compensa­tion Board, a sessional physician for Planned Par­enthood and as a member of important collabora­tives in chronic disease management and mental health for the Vancouver Coast Health Authority. She has taught Clinical Skills at the University of British Columbia Medical School and has served as a ward supervisor and preceptor for family practice residents and medical students.

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If you don’t smoke, you’re not at risk of devel­oping lung cancer. True or False? If you said, “True”, think again. About 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths, or 3,000 cases per year in Canada, occur in non-smokers. The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers is an invisible, tasteless, odourless gas called radon, […]

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Apps and Gadgets: Top Picks for Weight Loss Tools

  • January 14, 2015
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    Nina Hirvi is a Registered Dietitian and Director of Clinical Integration at Copeman Healthcare Centre. She has provided realistic nutrition solutions to several thousand clients through both individual counseling and seminars across Canada. Nina obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia and an accredited internship from Vancouver General Hospital. Nina is a Certified Diabetes Educator.

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Did you know that 75 per cent of people who are successful at maintaining weight loss track their weight at least once a week? Whether dropping a few extra pounds or cutting down on daily fat intake, most of us need a source of accountability when taking on new health challenges. Consider keeping some on-demand […]

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Top Picks for Wearable Fitness Technology

  • January 14, 2015
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    Patrick May graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Exercise & Health Physiology). Patrick also obtained certifications in Clinical Exercise Physiology with both the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. Rachel Francis obtained her Kinesiology degree from the University of Calgary and went on to complete her practicum with the Southern Alberta Renal Program. Rachel has a strong background in chronic disease prevention and management, cardiac rehab and weight management. She is certified with the American College of Sport Medicine as a Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist.

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Aside from its convenient location in your pocket or on your wrist, the benefits of wearing a tracking device include helping with motivation, fostering competition, planning for future activity, and keeping you on the path to obtaining your goals. It is especially effective when your tracking device fits your fitness personality. Do you like all […]

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The Science Behind Genetic Testing – Unlocking Your Genetic Code

  • January 14, 2015
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    Katherine Hodson specializes in genetic counselling. She is a graduate of Montreal’s McGill University and certified by both the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and the American Board of Genetic Counselling.

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What are genes? Genes are the units of information that tell the body how to grow, develop, and function properly. Our genes often contain changes or variations which are part of what make us different from one another. Genetic variations are shared between members of the same family, which helps to explain why family members […]

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Jet lag Problem? Seven Helpful Tricks to Reset Your Body Clock

Got Jet lag? Seven Helpful Tricks to Reset Your Body Clock

  • December 23, 2014
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    Amra graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology & Genetics, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner. Amra maintains a special interest in travel medicine and immunizations. She also has a keen interest in education and is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Nursing teaching in the Master’s program.

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We’ve all suffered from it. After taking a flight across two or more time zones, you might find yourself craving an omelette in the middle of the night or ready for a good night’s sleep…at 9 a.m. It’s called jet lag, and it’s caused by the temporary difference between the sleep and wake cycle generated […]

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Food on trial: How your diet makes your skin glow – or not

  • December 23, 2014
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    Lindsay is a Registered Dietitian whose passion is helping to support clients in the areas of weight management, emotional and disordered eating, digestive disorders and chronic disease prevention. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Alberta and completed her dietetic internship with Calgary Health Region in 2007. Lindsay is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to health management to ensure clients reach their goals while feeling confident and supported along their journey to better health.

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How diet affects skin health remains controversial, but as research progresses, certain nutrients are starting to stand out as either harmful or helpful to your skin’s glow. Let’s put popular food sources on trial and see how they hold up. Low glycemic index foods Glycemic Index (GI) describes how quickly carbohydrate-containing foods spike blood sugar […]

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10 bedtime tips to get your child to sleep

  • December 23, 2014
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    Trish Stolle is a graduate of the Master of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner program at UBC. She is passionate about her profession and enjoys working collaboratively within Copeman Healthcare’s, a member of Medisys. As a family nurse practitioner, Trish sees patients of all ages but has a particular passion for children. You will see Trish’s friendly smile when you visit the West Vancouver clinic.

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10 bedtime tips to get your child to sleep Sleep is an essential part of daily life for people of all ages. For children, sleep helps them grow, combat illness, and recover from action-filled days of new experiences. Children grow rapidly and are learning a wealth of information on a daily basis; they need downtime […]

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Yoga for a better night’s sleep

  • December 23, 2014
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    Sukhi Kambo is registered with the American College of Sports Medicine as a Clinical Exercise Specialist and is also registered with the Cardiology Technologist Association of British Columbia as a Registered Cardiology Technologist. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics in 2007, Sukhi started working with patients in the North Shore Cardiac Rehabilitation group and at the Saint Paul’s Healthy Heart Program. In 2010 she graduated with a technical diploma in Cardiac Sciences to further her understanding in cardiac pathophysiology and ECG interpretation.

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In our fast-paced Western culture, it’s no surprise that so many Canadians have difficulty falling asleep. Since it is not often possible to change our culture and our environment, another way to find some peace within the chaos of the world is through yoga. Yoga is the salvation in a tornado of mental and physical […]

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Why you should be sleeping like an athlete

  • December 23, 2014
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    Stephanie Schlaak is a Certified Exercise Specialist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta in 2008. She obtained her ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist® certification the same year. Stephanie started her career in cardiac rehabilitation, performing fitness tests and counseling patients to minimize their risk factors, improve their level of fitness, and help achieve a healthy lifestyle. She has experience working with clients in group settings and one-on-one to counsel and educate them on exercise programs, adherence to exercise, and progression through their program.

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Whether you’re training for a competition or involved with recreational sports, you can expect to see a decrease in exercise performance if you are selling yourself short on sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends sleeping an average of seven to nine hours a night, but statistics show that adults get less than seven hours, on […]

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Your pathway to a better night’s sleep: Treatment options for insomnia in Canada

  • December 23, 2014
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    Dr. Amy Zwicker is a registered psychologist who completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia and her clinical residency in neuropsychology at Vancouver Coastal Health. Although she is skilled in assessment and treatment of a broad range of psychological conditions, her primary interests lie in providing assessment and interventions for adults and older adults with cognitive changes. Further to her clinical experience, Dr. Zwicker has published multiple journal articles and book chapters pertaining to cognitive and clinical psychology.

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Most adults will experience an episode of poor sleep at some point in life, which is often triggered by a stressor. For many adults, sleep difficulties naturally subside as the triggering circumstances resolve – but for others, this is the onset of insomnia. The amount of sleep you need varies widely based on multiple factors […]

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Turn it off to tuck in: sleep tips for tech junkies

  • December 23, 2014
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    Ashley has a great passion for health coaching, acute care, chronic disease prevention and management. Ashley’s background includes Acute Perinatal, Community, Mental Health, Surgical, and Pediatric nursing. She also has experience facilitating health service programs in diabetes self-care, immunization clinics for high school students, smoking cessation, and nutritional counselling. She completed her Nursing Degree at British Columbia
    Institute of Technology.

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Our modern lifestyles leave little time for relaxation. Due to our exhaustion, many of us expect to fall asleep as soon as we hit the pillow – but that is often not the case. Our evening TV, movies or other electronic habits that we use to quiet our brains may actually be working against us […]

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Top 5 Reasons Companies Need a Wellness Program

A summary of Dr. Vivien Brown’s webinar for Canadian HR Reporter magazine. Employee wellness programs simply make good business sense. According to Corporate Wellness Magazine, every $1 invested in employee wellness programs yields roughly $4. Download the PDF version

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How To Get Your Groove Back

Menopause Does Not Have to Put the Kibosh on a Fulfilling, Exciting Sex Life by Dr. Vivien Brown, Medisys Vice-President Medical Affairs – An Article Published in Canadian Health and Life Style Magazine Read the full article

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Preventing Shingles with Vaccination: Decrease Your Risk by 70% with Dr. Vivien Brown, Medisys Vice-President Medical Affairs

Listen to a segment from Dr. Vivien Brown’s participation on radio show “From a Women’s Perspective”.

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Preventing Cervical Cancer with PAP Tests and the HPV Vaccine with Dr. Vivien Brown, Medisys Vice-President Medical Affairs

Preventing Cervical Cancer with PAP Tests and the HPV Vaccine with Dr. Vivien Brown, Medisys Vice-President Medical Affairs Listen to a segment from Dr. Vivien Brown’s participation on radio show “From a Women’s Perspective”.

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New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening with Dr. Vivien Brown, Medisys Vice-President Medical Affairs

Listen to a segment from Dr. Vivien Brown’s participation on radio show “From a Women’s Perspective” on April 27 2013.

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Skin Cancer Prevention with Dr. Vivien Brown

Listen to a segment from Dr. Vivien Brown’s participation on radio show “From a Women’s Perspective”.

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Heart Disease – How to Reduce the Risks

Listen to a segment from Dr. Vivien Brown’s participation on radio show “From a Women’s Perspective”.

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Pneumococcal Prevention for Adults – Prevnar

Listen to a segment from Dr. Vivien Brown’s participation on radio show “From a Women’s Perspective” on May 18 2013.

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Newest Issues on Menopause and Hormonal Therapy with Dr. Vivien Brown, Medisys Vice-President Medical Affairs

Listen to a segment from Dr. Vivien Brown’s participation on radio show “From a Women’s Perspective” on April 27 2013.

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Cancer Causing Impact of the Human Papillomavirus with Dr. Vivien Brown, Medisys Vice-President Medical Affairs

Listen to a segment from Dr. Vivien Brown’s participation on radio show “From a Women’s Perspective” on Mai 11 2013.

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An Article on Importance of Immunization for Companies

Published in the 2013 Edition of HR Professional Magazine Download the PDF version

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Tips for Nutrition Month 2013

On the occasion of Nutrition Month 2013, the team of dietitians at Medisys is pleased to provide you with some nutritional tips! On the menu: health information, lunch ideas and a healthy, easy-to-make recipe.   HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH COFFEE? While small doses may increase alertness and ability to concentrate, research has linked excessive […]

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Dr. Vivien Brown, Medisys Vice-President Medical Affairs, Talks About Healthy Aging

Listen to a segment from Dr. Vivien Brown’s participation on radio show “From a Women’s Perspective” on September 29 2012. Listen here »

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Energy drinks dangerous says report

  • November 01, 2006
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    Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck is the best-selling author of 12 books on nutrition and health, writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail and is a regular contributor to CTV News. Based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto, Leslie offers one-on-one diet coaching, personalized meal plans and evidence-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements. www.lesliebeck.com

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A recent study from Northwestern University has found a surprising number of caffeine overdoses related to caffeine pills and drinks based on reports to a Chicago based poison control centre. Researchers found that during the three year study period, over 250 cases of caffeine abuse were reported; twelve percent of these required a trip to […]

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